Billy Crudup, was born in Manhasset, New York on July 8, 1968 the second of three boys. Growing up, he lived in Texas and Florida, and honed his love of acting by performing for family and friends. He graduated from University of North Carolina and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1994. A year later he'd already made a name for himself on Broadway, earning the Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Newcomer Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Following that he was seen in a variety of films, including Sleepers, Everyone Says I Love You and Inventing the Abbotts. He is probably best known for his role as a rock star in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous.
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